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Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

This fall, we invite your learners to share their voices and submit their original stories and art for publication in the 2020 edition of Journeys. Friday, December 6 is the deadline for this year’s submissions. The submission webform is now open! Read More

Free Online Facilitated Courses Available through LINCS!

Free Online Facilitated Courses Available through LINCS!

The LINCS Professional Development Center is offering Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) courses. Each course lasts three weeks, is entirely online, and facilitated by a highly experienced LINCS Trainer. There are two cohorts for each course—one in math, and one in writing. Read More

Strike Lesson Planning Gold with the CareerKit Project

Strike Lesson Planning Gold with the CareerKit Project

The CareerKit Project consists of lessons and materials that introduce learners to careers in ten sectors. The kits were developed to introduce learners to careers in each sector, while also building core reading, writing, research and math skills. Read More

The Change Agent: Upcoming Webinar and Call for Articles

The Change Agent: Upcoming Webinar and Call for Articles

The Change Agent, a biannual magazine for adult educators and learners, is a low-cost teaching resource that features writings by adult learners and inspires adult educators and learners to make civic participation and social justice part of their teaching and learning. Read More

A CCRS Star is Born! Third CCRS Classroom Video Now Available

A CCRS Star is Born! Third CCRS Classroom Video Now Available

In the third and final video of the CCRS in the ABE Classroom series, Dan Bruski of Hopkins ABE skillfully integrates a variety of teaching standards into his beginning level ESL class. During the lesson, learners work on strengthening their vocabulary, developing grammar and critical thinking skills, and using language… Read More

Diana’s ELL Writing Routine: Days 6-10

Diana’s ELL Writing Routine: Days 6-10

A small body of writing research supports a set of principles for effective writing instruction. In this final part of the Writing Routine series, learn how to combine explicit writing instruction with extended and varied writing experiences for a purpose. Read More

Word-Level Focused Activities to Help Low-Literacy ESL Learners Decode: PART 3

Word-Level Focused Activities to Help Low-Literacy ESL Learners Decode: PART 3

Focusing on word beginnings and word families can help learners recognize patterns, which can improve their ability to decode words. Help your adult ESL learners with writing and speaking production in Part 3 of this alphabetics routine. Read More

2019 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

2019 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Language & Literacy Institute on January 24-25! The past three Institutes have been extremely successful, and some workshops may fill, so don’t wait – register now to ensure you get into the workshops you want!… Read More

Diana’s ELL Writing Routine: Days 1-5

Diana’s ELL Writing Routine: Days 1-5

A small body of writing research supports a set of principles for effective writing instruction. Learn more about what a multi-day writing routine looks like, so you can adapt and adjust it to the reality of your class schedule and student population. Read More

Diana’s ELL Writing Practice: A FREE Website for ABE/ESL Teachers and Students

Diana’s ELL Writing Practice: A FREE Website for ABE/ESL Teachers and Students

Introducing a free Google site for teaching writing skills! It does not require a login, is easy for students to navigate, has no distracting pop-ups, and is accessible from a computer or smart phone. Read More